Category Archives: fossil fuels

Misfortune

Fortune Magazine recently came out with their Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the United States.  It’s worth noting the domination of companies “fueled” by the auto industry, as they represent 6 of the top 10 largest companies: … Continue reading

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Up For Early Adoption

I’m getting a Tesla S.  There.  I said it.  This feels like a confession.  The nicest car I’ve ever driven was a Ford Fusion hybrid (and it is a REALLY nice car, btw).  I basically despise status and will frankly … Continue reading

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Turning Over a New Leaf

I decided to get myself an electric car- the Nissan Leaf. I’m happy to support the electric car technology and reduce my carbon footprint. I bought the leaf because its 100 mile range, all electric engine, and roomy backseat serve … Continue reading

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To Bike, Or Not To Bike

A wonderful customer sent me this picture of her bike w/dog trailer parked out front of the Rockville MOM’s.  She was inquiring about whether we’re going to have bike racks at the new Rockville store.  I told her “yes.” I … Continue reading

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ICC- Intercounty Conserver

The ICC opens tomorrow at 6:00am.  As a staunch environmentalist, I am thrilled that it’s opening and thrilled that it’s been built. Some of my environmentalist friends were very much against it being built.  They were concerned about the construction … Continue reading

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“Less Dirty” does not = “Clean”

The whole “clean energy” thing is tricky.  Kudos to Montgomery County and DC Metro for using hybrid buses- and for using natural gas- but is this really “clean” energy?  No.  It’s less polluting- but still far from “clean” or green or … Continue reading

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Obama “Accused” of Favoring Higher Gas Prices

“This administration’s policies have been designed to drive up the cost of energy in the name of reducing pollution, in the name of making very expensive alternative fuels more economically competitive,” Barbour said during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce breakfast … Continue reading

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